The Jews in Colonial America

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The first synagogue in colonial America was built in New York City in 1730 on land that was purchased for 100 plus a loaf of sugar and one pound of Bohea tea. The purchase of this land was especially noteworthy because until this time, the Jews had only been permitted to buy land for use as a cemetery. However, by the time the Revolutionary War began, the Jewish religious center had become fairly large. Early in their stay in New Amsterdam and New York, many Jews considered themselves to be transients. Therefore, they were ...

The Jews in Colonial America 2003, McFarland & Company, Jefferson

ISBN-13: 9780786417308

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